John A. Logan College Library

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John A. Logan College Library
John A Logan College Library

Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  Ask a Librarian form.

Address:[2]

Room C123
700 Logan College Road
Carterville, Illinois 62918 USA

Telephone:[2]  618-985-3741 ext. 8338.

Hours and holidays:[2]  Mon-Thu 7:30am-6:30pm; Fri 7:30am-4:30pm Sat-Sun Closed. For holidays see the Instructional Calendar.

Map, directions, and public transportation

  • Directions:[3]
    • from the north on I-57 (Mt. Vernon, IL)  Merge onto I-57 S toward Cairo/Evansville. Take EXIT 54 toward IL-13/Carbondale/Harrisburg/Morgan Ave, 0.4 mi. Merge onto IL-13 W via the ramp on the left toward Carbondale, 8.0 mi. Turn right onto N Greenbriar Rd, 0.2 mi. Turn slight right onto Logan College Dr, 0.07 mi. Logan College Library is ahead on the right.
    • from the east on IL-13 (Marion, IL)  Turn westbound onto W DeYoung St/IL-13 toward Carterville. Past Crainville turn right onto N Greenbriar Rd, 0.2 mi. Turn slight right onto Logan College Dr, 0.07 mi. Logan College Library is ahead on the right.
    • from the south on I-57 (Cairo, IL)  Merge onto I-57 N toward Mt Vernon. Take the IL-13 W exit, EXIT 54, toward Carbondale, 0.3 mi. Turn slight left onto IL-13/W DeYoung St. Continue to follow IL-13, 7.6 mi. Turn right onto N Greenbriar Rd, 0.2 mi. Turn slight right onto Logan College Dr, 0.07 mi. Logan College Library is ahead on the right.
    • from the west on IL-13 (Carbondale, IL)  Turn eastbound onto W Walnut St/IL-13. Past the bridges over Crab Orchard Lake turn left onto N Greenbriar Rd, 0.2 mi. Turn slight right onto Logan College Dr, 0.07 mi. Logan College Library is ahead on the right.
  • Public transportation:  Williamson County is served by the Rides Mass Transit District RMTD. Rides are available from anywhere in 18 counties, but a 24-hour advance reservation is required.

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

This library is a focal point of southern Illinois genealogy. Their collection is huge.[4]

The Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois collection at the John A. Logan College Library consists of more than 1000 books and several hundred reels of microfilm. The Society covers 28 Illinois counties south of Interstate-70: Alexander, Clay, Clinton, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Lawrence, Marion, Massac, Monroe, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Richland, Saline, St. Clair, Union, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, White, and Williamson.

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a source at the John A. Logan College Library, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • National Archives I, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service & pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.[5]
  • Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana, premier periodical collection, including Midwestern genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, and passenger lists.[6]
  • National Archives Great Lakes Region (Chicago) old federal court and agency records for Illinois and Midwest U.S. federal censuses 1790–1940; military service and pension indexes, passenger lists, naturalizations, Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest, Fold3.[7]
  • Newberry Library, Chicago, a large repository with genealogies, local histories, censuses, military, land, indexes, vital records, court, and tax records mostly from the Mississippi Valley, eastern seaboard, Canada, and the British Isles.[8]

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Neighboring Collections

Sources

  1. Ask a Librarian in John A. Logan College (accessed 6 April 2015).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Contact Us in John A. Logan College (accessed 16 April 2015).
  3. Based on MapQuest.com.
  4. William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 41. At various repositories (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 J54d.
  5. Information for Researchers at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC in National Archives (accessed 31 December 2013).
  6. Genealogy Center Collections in Genealogy Center (accessed 27 February 2015).
  7. Genealogy in National Archives at Chicago (accessed 27 February 2014).
  8. Genealogy and Local History in The Newberry (accessed 27 February 2015).
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Dollarhide and Bremer, 39.
  10. Dollarhide and Bremer, 41.
  11. Genealogy Committee in Illinois State Genealogical Society (accessed 21 March 2015).
  12. Administrative Histories in Illinois State Archives (accessed 30 March 2015).
  13. Printed Materials in Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (accessed 30 March 2015).
  14. Pritzker Military Museum and Library in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 30 March 2015).
  15. Genealogy in Augustana College (accessed 30 March 2015).
  16. Dollarhide and Bremer, 134.
  17. National Archives at St. Louis in National Archives (accessed 18 March 2014).